Regionally and Internationally

EFB addresses hunger problems not only in Egypt, but also Worldwide. Hunger is a great issue for the whole world and millions are suffering and dying on a daily basis from hunger; in addition to malnutrition diseases and other diseases caused by hunger. On the other hand, a lot of food is being wasted worldwide which when saved, a great percentage of these needy people are saved from death out of hunger.
This is why EFB decided to share its experience in fighting hunger by promoting the concept of “saving the food wastage in order to have no hunger” regionally and internationally.
By getting back to well known organizations like FAO, World Bank and the National Resources Institute, a great study was done on missing food “The Case of Food Waste and Losses” which indicated the following:
 
Total retail & consumer level food loss reaches:
Grain products 43%
Seafood 59%
Fruits & Vegetables 64%
Meat 25%
Milk 21%
Average food loss percentage 42%
*Source: Food and Agriculture Organization 2001*
 
Hunger percentage Vs average lost & wasted food %:
Year

Total Population

( Billion)

Total Hunger (Million) Hunger Percentage (%) Average Food Loss
2007 6.6585 850 12.77 42.4%
2008 6.7372 920 13.66
2009 6.85158 1025 15.04
2010 6.8944 925 13.42
2011 6.9737 1020 14.63
Source : World Bank and FAO study
 
As a result of the above, EFB started working on one of its main pillars which is “Anti-Food Wastage” in cooperation with Egyptian Hotels Association. Through this protocol EFB shall collect the remaining UNTOUCHED food on trays in hotel events and restaurant buffets in organized foil trays, in order to be distributed and delivered to the nearest needy people in the area. Ironically, these quantities of food were going to be thrown in the garbage on daily basis despite the fact that there are people in the same area are suffering from hunger problems.
Our achievements from this protocol was as follows:
Year Average meals saved and distributed per month (million)
2006 1.22
2007 5.4
2008 11
2009 17
2010 17.2
2011 15
2012 15.5
And as a result to these achievements EFB chose to share its experience regionally and internationally, which also resulted in the opening of the following Food Banks:
  •     Lebanese Food bank
  •     Jordanian Food Bank
  •     Saudi Food Bank
  •     Iraqi Food Bank
  •     Syrian Food Bank
  •     Tunisian Food Bank
  •     Mauritanian Food Bank
And Other Food Banks in Egypt:
In order to continue our targets in providing the needy with food and to ensure they live a decent life, other charity banks were created and launched to serve other needs like curing diseases, providing clothing and work vacancies.
Under the names of:
  •     Egyptian Cure Bank
  •     Egyptian Clothes Bank
  •     Egyptian Hope Bank

 

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